Emotional Holdups | Personal Branding

Let’s just start with being COMPLETELY HONEST and FORWARD: Because of the audacity I had to create a personal brand… Our family lives on the Outer Banks I have consistently doubled OR tripled my husband’s income yearly  I get to call the shots on when and where I shoot and be a little picky I…

Emily + Daniel | Maymont Richmond Wedding

Emily was an absolute joy from email one. There is something kind and genuine about her that is readable through emails and I ALWAYS appreciate this! I love when I can hear someone’s tone through their words. I was so excited to shoot this wedding because these two are so head over heels and when…

How I Use My Simplified Planner(s) | Salt Air Entrepreneur

YES QUEEN! Here we go! I love my planner(s). I have to pluralize that because I have a weekly academic year planner (August 2019-July 2020) for the girls and their life priorities and my big mama daily calendar year planner for all 654 of my jobs, LOL! It was SUPER freeing to me to be…

Cozy + Coastal Office In A Salt Box By The Water | Life By The Sea

UPDATE: Shortly after this post, we invested in a Lindsay Letters Quarterly Calendar and replaced the futon with the most comfortable coastal loveseat in the world! Scroll to the bottom to view the NEW office set up and new items! Also, I’ve linked Lindsay’s calendar below as well! It is SUCH A BEAUTY! When we first bought…

Quarterly RESETS + Instagram Breaks | Salt Air Entrepreneur

I have been a business owner for 8 years – and like mentioned on this blog previously, I actually went almost the ENTIRE duration of that without taking more than a week off of social media. Even when all three of our children were born, every few days at least I was still posting and…

Essential Oils + Budgeting | Outer Banks Oils

Two years ago, two big changes occurred in our lives right around the same time. One was very negative, and the other was very positive and honestly we had no idea how great it was about to be… it ended up being the catalyst to something amazing for us and we are SO thankful. We…

Jessica + Rob | Kill Devil Hills Engagements

What can I even say – the sweetest and most hilarious moments happened during this engagement session last night in Kill Devil Hills and these two are GOLDEN! The light was, too, and I wasn’t mad about that at all! Jessica and Rob don’t take life too seriously but they are seriously in love. I…

2020 Weddings | Amanda Hedgepeth Photography

Okay, so I’m really posting this finally…I KNOW, I just literally couldn’t bring myself to do it for weeks! Can I have the excuse of the three kids and running the nonprofit and the oil business and this photography business, too? No, I can’t – because I just kept putting this one off on purpose,…

Heather + Ben | Richmond Virginia Wedding

WOW. Where can we start, how do we write all of our feels out properly for these two, WHO in the world can summarize a day like this and do it well!?! This day was golden. From start to finish – a sunny March day with this big group of friends and family who are…

Up at 4:30 A.M. | Salt Air Entrepreneur

I know people who would shudder at this blog title, HA! But they are also the night owls who outdo me in staying up late. What do you MEAN you were up until 11pm!?!? LOL! I can’t even. I used to be a night owl and after Cammy started elementary school – we had to…

Holly + Tyler | Gunston Hall Wedding

Feeling a LITTLE overwhelmed in the moment trying to figure out how to sum these two up. How can we?! They are full of ALL THE JOY. They are contentment and cheerfulness and adventure and faith, they are home to one another. One of my most favorite things in the world is a happy groom…

Christabel + Andrew | Intimate Williamsburg Vow Renewal

On a chilly but incredibly sunny Sunday in Williamsburg, Virginia – I saw two people I have adored for years standing together, chalkboard in hand, waiting for me so we could get started on a sweet, long awaited moment. Christabel and Andrew are one of those couples that don’t even realize how much they move…